Sunday, May 7, 2017

UPDATED Saturday Ratings - 'NBA Basketball' Leads Primetime for ABC; 'NHL Hockey' Also Strong; 'Saturday Night Live' Drops

On May 6, 2017, ABC won in the Adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.47 rating - followed by NBC (1.07), FOX (0.55) and CBS (0.40).

Furthermore, ABC won in total viewers with 4.417 million viewers - followed by CBS (3.735), NBC (3.373) and FOX (2.154).




UPDATE - NBA Basketball and NHL Hockey were adjusted up. NBA Countdown and the repeat of Saturday Night Live were adjusted down.

ABC (1.47 Rating, 4.417 Million Viewers)
        NBA COUNTDOWN (0.6)
        NBA BASKETBALL (1.9)

NBC (1.07 Rating, 3.373 Million Viewers)
        NHL HOCKEY (1.3)
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (0.7) REPEAT
        SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (1.9, -0.4)

FOX (0.55 Rating, 2.154 Million Viewers)
        MLB BASEBALL (0.6)

CBS (0.40 Rating, 3.735 Million Viewers)
        NCIS (0.3) REPEAT
        TRAINING DAY (0.3, +0.0)
        48 HOURS (0.6, -0.1)


                                            The Final Ratings for Saturday, May 6 

Time
Network
Show
18 - 49 Rating
Viewers (Millions)
8:00.
NBC
NHL Hockey (8-10)
1.3
4.330

ABC
NBA Countdown
0.6
2.312

FOX
MLB Baseball (8-10)
0.6
2.154

CBS
NCIS - R
0.3
3.693
8:30.
ABC
NBA Basketball (8:30-11)
1.9
5.911
9:00.
CBS
Training Day
0.3
3.189
10:00.
NBC
Saturday Night Live - R
0.7
2.494

CBS
48 Hours
0.6
4.259
11:30.
NBC
Saturday Night Live (11:30-1)
1.9
6.919

Average Rating: 0.79
Average Viewership: 3.543


NOTE: For the 2016-17 broadcast season, a 1.0 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic is equal to 1.2832 total million viewers. A18-49 is the rating most commonly reported and helps determine ad rates but is not the sole explanation for whether a show will be renewed or cancelled.